Martin Kirkwood Deputy Director of Funding 3 April 2007 AUDE Conference University of Bath JM Consulting Report third report into SRIF and LTIF by JM (previous ones 2001 and 2004); report highlights success of SRIF in addressing estate which was inhibiting research in 2001; for learning and teaching infrastructure, position in Scotland significantly worse than rest of UK (poor condition/too large); and estimate investment backlog in Scotland of £1 billion (25% of UK figure). JM Consulting Report (continued) ongoing funding requirement for Scotland of £95 million per annum; recommends, for Scotland, that both SRIF and LTIF maintained at 2007-08 levels (approximately £50m and £75m per annum respectively); possible merger of LTIF and SRIF into one stream? and maintain a pot of funds for ‘strategic projects’ Analysis of Scottish HE estate EMS data 2004-05 shows the median space per student FTE as 10.45m² in Scotland compared with England at 7.9m². What are the likely contributing factors? (source EMS 2004-05) research activity a bigger factor in Scotland (Scottish average research income per HEI £28.9 million to England’s £25.6 million); Scottish HEI average % estate built between 1960 – 1979 is over 47%, to England’s 40%; Analysis of Scottish HE estate continued average English HEI is bigger in terms of taught student head count (11,349 to Scotland’s 9207); average Scottish HEI has nearly 44% of non residential estate in RICS conditions C and D. For England the average is 32%; and average Scottish HEI has more than twice the amount of listed buildings than in England (34,355m² compared with 16,178m²). Looking ahead: Post SR2007 ongoing LTIF and SRIF linked to delivery of more space efficient and improved fit-for-purpose estate (measured through PI’s embedded in estate strategies); demands on selective LTIF far outstrip supply in the medium term (with and without loan support); greater emphasis on post project evaluation/measuring the impact and benefits of ongoing capital investment; Looking ahead: Post SR2007 continued phasing out of SRIF as OSI resources are transferred to full economic costing; in the longer term providing funding for sustainable reinvestment in the estate (and monitoring thereof); major evaluation of SRIF 2 over summer 2007; funded by four funding bodies & Office of Science & Innovation; Looking ahead: Post SR2007 continued will look at benefits of SRIF to HEIs; will also look at wider benefits, including economic impact; and major UK launch of evaluation & possible SRIF exhibition & conference in late autumn 2007.